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· April, 2013

Stories about Chinese from April, 2013

27 April 2013

Chinese Corruption Spreading to Hong Kong “Like SARS & Avian Flu”

A misconduct scandal implicating Timothy Tong, the former chief of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), has Hong Kong and mainland Chinese people worried that ubiquitous corruption in China has...

25 April 2013

Hong Kong Boycotts Donations for Sichuan Earthquake

HK Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s call for donations to China’s quake-hit Sichuan province has been denied by legislature due to overwhelming opposition by Hongkong citizens.

Chinese and Western Media Bias Claims in Xinjiang “Terrorist Attack”

A terror incident took place in Bachu County of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23 2013, in which 15 police officers and community workers were killed and 6 suspects...

24 April 2013

Social Media’s Role in the Sichuan Earthquake

Cheap Gold Puts China in a Frenzy

Mainland Chinese tourists tempted by the plunging price of gold emptied Hong Kong's local banks and jewelry shops over the weekend of the precious metal.

China Says ‘No’ to Japan's Earthquake Aid Offer

The Chinese government has turned down Japan’s offer to help with relief efforts following an earthquake in China's southwest Sichuan province that left at least 193 people dead and more...

22 April 2013

Hong Kong Man Arrested for Cursing China's President with Graffiti

The excessive use of police force in the recent arrest of a man who wrote graffiti cursing the Chinese President has outraged many in Hong Kong.

21 April 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping's ‘Fake’ Taxi Ride Fools State Media

China's state news agency is backpedaling on a report it endorsed that appeared in Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper about Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing a taxi last month in order...

19 April 2013

East Asia's Appetite for Eels Pushing Species to the Brink

During Japan's sweltering midsummer it's traditional to eat a plate of golden-brown broiled unagi kabayaki, or broiled eel. But the tradition is now at risk. Skyrocketing demand for glass eels,...

18 April 2013

China Bans Media from Quoting Foreign News

China's media authority announced new regulations banning news outlets and other organizations from reporting on foreign news coverage without permission less than a day after The New York Times won...

China Comes Down on Apple After Calling Company ‘Arrogant’

China's industry and commerce authority has said that it will tighten its oversight of Apple as well as punish the technology giant for failing to comply with Chinese laws following...

16 April 2013

Chinese Social Web Foils Censors to Honor Reformer Hu Yaobang

Chinese Web users skirted the country's tough Internet censors to pay homage to former communist party leader and popular reformer Hu Yaobang, whose death 24 years ago sparked the violent...

Chinese React to Boston Marathon Explosions

14 April 2013

China's Anti-Japanese TV War Dramas Knocked for Vulgarity

The Chinese entertainment industry's incessant production of anti-Japanese TV dramas, under the scrutiny of netizens for a while now, has hit a nerve with China's state-controlled media after two photographs...

12 April 2013

China Yanks ‘Django Unchained’ from Theaters

Chinese censors abruptly pulled the Oscar-winning movie “Django Unchained” from the country’s cinemas on the day of its premiere in an unexpected about-face after the movie's week-long promotion in China.

China Puts Ancient Buddhist Temple on Chopping Block

Local Chinese authorities, in a bid to preserve parts of the historic Silk Road trade route, have ordered the destruction of the ancient Xingjiao Temple, which holds the remains of...